Three weeks ago, I started a short series with a few tips to help us make the most of our summer “break”.
This summer, this Summer will hold Summer School with a focus on using this season to keep moving forward.
The other day was Life check: Are you living your dreams or just living? Are you dwelling on what happened or what didn’t happen for you? Life is too short to just exist or to stay stuck on that messed up or unfair thing that’s holding you back. There are too many options and opportunities available to you.
Unhide and Go Seek:
Find Time and Get Money. Evaluate and eliminate your time wasters so that you can use that time to work on activities to get you ahead. I’m not a money chaser and don’t believe it is the key to happiness, but I do know that it is necessary and that you can get more of it to do more with it especially for others.
If you’ve started The Purge, then you’re probably already seeing that you have more time and maybe even more money too. Keep looking at your life and evaluate where you can find more time. How much time do you spend watching TV or binge watching Netflix? Do you fall into the social media hole and find yourself scrolling and watching what’s going on in other people’s lives rather than making things happen in your own.
As you are looking at your life for more time, you’ll likely discover ways to make more dimes too.
First, look at the money you can save. What can you cut out? Do you really need cable? Are you using that gym membership? Now, what can you do to make some money? Perhaps your purge also included stuff. The summer is a great time to have a yard sale or post items online to sell. It’s also a great time to explore your interests and see how you can turn them into profits.
Where can you find or create more time and money in your schedule and your life?
I’m Summer Owens, and my passion is helping youth and young adults realize success no matter what obstacles they face. As an international resilience and leadership keynote speaker, author, S.O. What! Success Coach, and creator of the S.O. What! Literacy, Life Skills, and Character Education curriculum, I empower people to say, “So what!” to even their greatest challenges. provide a framework to help people see past their challenges and focus on solutions using the S.O. What! Success System (Overcome Obstacles + Eliminate Excuses + Calculate Choices = S.O. What! Success). Through keynotes, workshops, books, online courses, and workbooks, I use life’s challenges and my own story of resilience as a rape survivor and teen mom success story to help others confidently pursue their dreams.
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